On November 7 and 18, 2015 the City of Carlsbad will be hosting two Epic Teen Nights. On Saturday, November 7, it’s Movie In The Park at Pine Avenue Community Park. The film? J-Law in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1. But that’s just the beginning.
On Wednesday, Nov. 18, the city will host a special VIP advance screening of the new movie The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2, before the film is released to the general public. Tickets are available now for $20 through Nov. 17 while supplies last. The movie will be shown at Regal Carlsbad 12 at the Westfield Carlsbad mall. Teens can check in at 5 p.m. and movie will begin at 6 p.m. Chaperones will be on hand to supervise and teens will be not allowed to leave the designated theater. After the movie is over, participants can be picked up outside the theater. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Movie is rated PG-13 and middle or high school ID is required.
The San Diego Union Tribune has decided to blow the cover on our best kept secret gelato spot in The Village with a profile on Italian cousins Cristina Amoroso and Paola Richard. Their Gaia Gelato located in the Village Faire Shopping Center has been our go-to cold sweets spot since they opened.
The desserts they serve are made in the Italian style, which is denser, creamier and with less sugar than many American-style gelatos. Amoroso has developed more than 60 flavors of gelato, sorbet and granita and introduces new ones each week. To preserve the flavor and texture, gelatos are made in small batches and not sold after 24 hours.
It’s no wonder why their Yelp reviews are off the charts. For the rest of the story please click the link.
The City of Carlsbad, California is reportedly looking forward to defending the actions of their officers in this “arrest” made July 31, 2013, according to a statement:
“The city of Carlsbad looks forward to bringing this lawsuit before the proper judicial authorities as soon as possible. We are prepared to provide a complete and detailed account of the facts of this incident in a courtroom, not in the media.”
The woman, Cindy Hahn of Valencia, California, was reportedly pulled over on a “seatbelt violation” after she called the Carlsbad Police department non-emergency line to report an officer who “appeared mentally unstable” during a previous interaction.
Hahn, who was arrested for “Felony Resisting Arrest” and “Felony Battery on a Peace Officer with Injury” hired high profile attorney Mark Geragos, and has filed a federal lawsuit against the City of Carlsbad, California. To read the entire complaint (and you really should), click here.
As might be imagined the suit is bringing Carlsbad media attention from around the world, for all the wrong reasons.
St. Pat’s Angels, an initiative created by St. Patrick Catholic School in Carlsbad, will be holding a food drive for Got Your Back San Diego and the Bread of Life organization. Students from the school will be collecting a variety of foods for the organizations. The drive will run from September 30 to October 2, 2015. The public is welcome to participate by dropping off items at the school’s front gate off of Pio Pico Drive today or tomorrow.
“The Got Your Back San Diego Program has found that there are many kids who often have nothing for breakfast, snacks or dinner and are often hungry over school holidays and weekends,” stated Ramsey Barcik, St. Pat’s Angels Founder. “I’m pleased that the St. Pat’s Angels can help out.”
The New Village Arts Theatre is happy to present The Weir, written by Conor McPherson, directed by Kristianne Kurner opening on October 10, 2015. But the even better news is that beginning October 2, 2015 NVA will be running some “pay-what-you-can” previews. Here’s what The Weir is about:
You can always count on a pub to be the one place you want to go where everybody knows your name — which is especially true for the townsmen who congregate at Brendan’s pub for their daily pint. However, all familiarity gets shaken up when a mysterious woman enters the bar and the men instinctively regale her with fascinating tales of spirits from the past and present. But one story proves to be much more chilling and real to the men than they could ever imagine. Winning the Laurence Olivier Award for “Best New Play,” this haunting production of The Weir makes its NVA debut!
On Saturday, October 3, 2015 the Carlsbad Rotary will be hosting their 33rd Annual Oktoberfest in Carlsbad’s Holiday Park. Here are just a few of the beery details:
We’ll be serving up the tastiest brats and traditional German fare, along with healthier choices. And Oktoberfest wouldn’t be complete without bier, pretzels, und scrumptious Bavarian desserts. . . You’ll be entertained the whole day through with live music, pumpkin painting with the kids, photo booth, and our NEW costume contests!
Want to spend a great day on your bike while rolling through Carlsbad, Encinitas, Solana Beach, Del Mar, and Oceanside? Then the Tri-City Medical Center’s Bike The Coast on October 10, 2015 may just be that day.
Bike the Coast – Taste the Coast is a recreational bicycle ride offering a choice of 7, 15, 25, 50 and 100-mile rides starting and finishing with food, beer garden, sports expo and music at the Oceanside Pier on Saturday, October 10, 2015. The cycling courses include the San Luis Rey Bike Trail and San Diego’s North County beaches of Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Solana Beach and Del Mar. Proceeds from the ride support the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition www.sdcbc.org — a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to making bicycling better in greater San Diego.
After a successful run earlier this year that doggone comedy Sylvia is returning to Carlsbad’s New Village Arts Theatre for a limited engagement January 7-24, 2016. If you don’t know, here’s a little reminder on what the play is about.
When Greg adopts a dog named Sylvia, or rather is adopted by the street-smart mutt, Sylvia (played, alas, by a human) soon turns into a bone of contention for his wife Kate. In this romantic comedy by A.R. Gurney, the author of Love Letters, the long-married empty nesters have to dig their way out of an unexpected hole: Kate feels that she’s losing Greg to his adoring new best friend. This imaginative take on a midlife crisis leads to lots of laughs and thoughtful insights on love, marriage, jealousy and canines.
Nothing better outlines the outrageous lengths to which LA based shopping mall developer Caruso Affilitated will go in their campaign to obfuscate the truth about their development plans than their own disinformation ads that have been running non-stop on the web and local TV.
This edit above is in support of building a shopping mall on the shores of the Agua Hedionda lagoon. Did you hear the word “mall” used? Or shopping? Or acres of parking lots? Or anything at all related to what the developer hopes to do with the property? No. You didn’t. That’s because Caruso Affiliated would rather not mention all that. We also find an LA developer’s use of the word “our” when referring to the Carlsbad City Council a bit misleading as well. Talk about “outside interests.”
For a reminder of what Caruso Affiliated shopping malls looks like, check out their own photo of The Grove below. It was probably named after the nursery grown trees they sandwiched into holes in the concrete outside of Pottery Barn Kids. Nice use of open space, huh?